Heart Health

Heart Health, Nutrition and Diet

Noodles and Heart Disease

OK, so none of us likely think that ramen noodles are good for us, but did you know that there is indication that consumption of these noodles may actually increase the risk of heart disease. Please choose another fast “noodle”–grated zucchini or my favorite: raw spinach! If you have more […]

Brain and Nervous System Health, Diabetes, Heart Health, Nutrition and Diet

Coffee–My Favorite Botanical!!

Research continues to find that drinking coffee has many health benefits. These benefits include reducing risk of Type II diabetes, reducing risk of cardiovascular disease, and protecting the brain. Remember, though, all things in moderation. And if you have high blood pressure aggravated by caffeine, you should avoid coffee. Check […]

General Health, Heart Health

Stress IS Linked with Heart Disease

Researchers are finding the biochemical links between stress and cardiovascular disease. YES, stress can contribute to heart attacks and strokes. Please, include stress-relieving habits in your daily routine including deep breathing, exercise, time in nature, prayer and meditation. And, of course, include lots of fresh veggies and fruits in your […]

Heart Health, Nutrition and Diet

Food and High Blood Pressure

We’ve all heard that salt may raise our blood pressure. Many people with high blood pressure have been advised to reduce their salt and caffeine intake as a result. But did you know that salt is also hiding in seemingly unlikely places? To quote the attached article, “A blueberry muffin […]

Heart Health

An Apple A Day–Instead of Statin!

Love this report from AANP!  Read on, and grab and apple!! THURS., DEC. 19, 2013: JUST-RELEASED NATURAL HEALTH STUDY AN APPLE A DAY AS GOOD AS A STATIN A DAY: New research shows prescribing an apple a day to all adults aged 50 and over would prevent or delay 8,500 […]

Aging, Heart Health

Higher Blood Pressure In Elderly

New blood pressure guidelines are being proposed for people over the age of 60. The new guidelines recommend to avoid treating blood pressure until it reaches 150/90 in those over 60 years old. Please check with your doctor if you’re on blood pressure medication and are experiencing dizziness or fainting.